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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

El Cardenal in México City by Carlos Pascal

 
September 15th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carlos Pascal

“El Cardenal Restaurant” is located in the ground floor of a modern building in the midst of of a trendy commercial area of Mexico City. The contemporary design of the premises is in direct relationship with the surroundings rather than with the traditional Mexican cuisine, allowing it to be the center of attention and leaving everything else functioning only as background.

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  •   Architect: Carlos Pascal
  •   Project: El Cardenal
  •   Location: Av. de las Palmas, México City, Mexico
  •   Interior Design: Pascal Arquitectos , Carlos Pascal, Gerard Pascal
  •   Construction: Pascal Arquitectos
  •   Furniture: Pascal Arquitectos
  •   Project date: 2005-2006
  •   Area: 700 m2
  •   Photography by: Juan Marcos Castañeda
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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The bar area is the principal node from which the complete distribution and the restaurant concept revolves, at the same time is the host zone that welcomes the visitors with a magnificent nava wood and black greased steel bar that gives access to the main foyer.

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In the main dining room a black Oaxaca’s clay cabinet will display temporary expositions of selected pieces of the Museo de Arte Regional – MAP – (Regional Folk Art Museum); a loose ceiling panels covered with scantex acts like an acoustic barrier and the gaps between these panels and black the background helps to hide air conditioning outlets, speakers, sprinklers and the rest of the mechanical elements. Also from the dining room you can access an indoor yard that is in complete harmony with whole decoration concept.

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

The integration of the kitchen area was accomplished by using amber glass working as filter and extending the black ceiling from the main foyer towards it creating a continuity feeling between this two spaces. The floors were covered with natural and polished pórfido de San Luis stone; nava wood and a steel plate was utilized for the baseboard.

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Image Courtesy Juan Marcos Castañeda

Proofread by: Anand Gangal

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